Greenhouses galore, conservatories we’re crushing on, and nurseries we’re noticing—today on GWS, we’ve got an ever-growing list of the coolest greenhouses to get married at in the United States! Over the past decade or so, barns have been one of the ultimate places for couples to say their vows in, and while that trend isn’t going anywhere, we’ve seen a number of weddings happen inside these gorgeous glass spaces.
Why do we love greenhouses as a venue? They’re modern, yet vintage. With their glass windows, they have a sort of industrial vibe, and they allow a lot of light in (your photographer will thank you!). Most are tempered to the climate—plus, it’s almost like having the wedding outdoors, but a good solution in case it rains. A majority of the décor is already taken care of (hello, greenery!). They symbolize growth and nurturing—great things to remind yourself as you embark on marriage with your love. And, they absolutely dazzle with string lights. Without further ado, let’s take a look at some of our FAVORITE greenhouse venues in the United States (in no particular order, we fancy them all!).
Unfortunately the above location isn’t available to the public (the couple received special clearance as the groom’s father works there), but isn’t it gorgeous?! // photo by Karra Leigh Photography from this Rustic + Bohemian California Wedding in a Greenhouse
Dos Pueblos Orchid Farm, Goleta, California
This darling space in Santa Barbara County is framed by a lush grove of trees, has stunning views of the ocean, and a private beach! If you’re looking for a space in coastal California, this has been a favorite of several GWS brides.
photos above thanks to katie shuler photography from this modern whimsy at this greenhouse wedding in goleta, california // bottom photo courtesy of tyler speier, taken by amber jean photography
Ed Lycan Conservatory, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
The Ed Lycan Conservatory in Oklahoma City is the crown jewel of the Will Rogers Gardens and features glass panels throughout. The refurbished 1920s garden conservatory definitely caters to those imaging an Old World-style wedding. Oh, and it can seat up to 134 guests. :)
Peconic River Herb Farm, Long Island, New York
What did we say about twinkle lights…? Almost like fireflies! The Peconic River Herb Farm in Long Island, New York is a boutique specialty plant nursery. The 8 greenhouses and large outdoor area are filled with fragrant plants; as it is a working greenhouse and store, it is only available from June through October.
photos above thanks to ryan flynn photography from this rustic meets eclectic at this greenhouse wedding in new york
The Greenhouse at Driftwood, Driftwood, Texas
Nestled between Onion Creek and Jackson Creek in the heart of Hill Country, The Greenhouse at Driftwood is an elegant and unique setting in the midst of nature. The space is lined with native plants, century-old Oaks, and natural open spaces just miles from Austin.
Shelldance Orchid Gardens, Pacifica, California
Pacifica, California is home to Shelldance Orchid Gardens, and voted Best Specialty Nursery in Northern California. The Garden Rooms burst with orchids, bromeliads, begonias, and more—inviting you in to find the perfect backdrop.
photos above thanks to River Medlock Photography
Sonnenberg Gardens, Canandaigua, New York
Whether you wish to take a stroll through the flower-filled gardens or picnic under the majestic trees, the Sonnenberg Gardens, Gardens in Canandaigua, New York is a very special place. The 50-acre estate is one of just two public gardens in the New York State Parks System. Sonnenberg means “Sunny Hill” in German and was built in the late 1800s, making this space a true Victorian beauty.
Garfield Park Conservatory, Chicago, Illinois
Garfield Park Conservatory in Chicago, Illinois is an absolute GEM. The multi-room greenhouse provides a lush, warm, tropical setting with spaces dedicated to events, making it the perfect venue for large or small guest counts.
photos above thanks to mae stier
Moorten Botanical Gardens, Palm Springs, California
The endless sunshine of Palm Springs is a major draw to having your wedding at Moorten Botanical Gardens. Since being opened to the public, they’ve hosted over 1,200 weddings. As the garden is intimate + secluded, event size is limited to 100 people. (This also makes a really cool location for engagement photos!)
photos above thanks to anna delores
The Vaughn Greenhouse, Forest, Virginia
Megan Vaughn woke up one morning with an idea…in the form of a greenhouse! The private sanctuary was then built by Mitch and Megan Vaughan in their backyard. It measures 14×22, with 9.5 foot walls and the roof peaking at 14 feet. And, of course, it’s brimming with all their stunning greenery!
Volunteer Park Conservatory, Seattle, Washington
Located in the heart of Seattle, the Volunteer Park Conservatory was built in 1912 and features 3,426 panes of glass. It’s been restored a number of times (replacing the original swamp cyprus wood supports with long-lasting aluminum), those the lunette, or peacock window, over the main entry is the only original wood and glass piece that remains from 1912.
Franklin Park Conservatory, Columbus, Ohio
Located in Columbus, Ohio, the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens were originally built in 1895. The conservatory contains more than 400 plant species and in 1974 it was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
photos above thanks to stephanie kase
The Jewel Box, St. Louis, Missouri
The Jewel Box is a true gem in Forest Park. The newly renovated architectural beauty has a sort of Art Deco ambiance with its vertical glass walls and soaring ceilings. From the lush greenery to the large water fountain to all the vibrant florals, this place is pure whimsy + delight.
Got a greenhouse or conservatory that we missed? We’d love to hear what locations caught your eye in the comments below!